‘Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja’

The Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja or Powdering Ceremony was held last night. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, graced the Ceremony which took place at Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana, Istana Nurul Iman.

 

The arrival of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri was preceded by the Penglima Diraja carrying the Pemuras and Karga or Musket and Bullet Bag as well as the Penglima Asgar carrying the Kelasak and Kampilan or Machete and Long Shield, accompanied by the bearers of the Alat-Alat Perhiasan Tunggal.

 

Also in attendance were His Majesty’s sons, daughters, brothers and sisters,

 

– His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah;

– His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah;

– His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen;

– His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel;

– His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah;

– His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah;

– And His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

– Also present were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah;

– Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah;

– Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah;

– Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah;

– Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah;

– Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna;

 

– And Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.

 

The Istiadat began with the entrance of four Awang-Awang, lighting up the Dian Empat or Four Ceremonial Candles.

 

This was followed by two Awang-Awang carrying the Kasur Namat, a cushion of yellow cloth laid upon a mat placed in the centre of the Dian Empat.

 

Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan then informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris that ceremony was ready.

 

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty the proceedings were ready to commence.

 

His Majesty instructed Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna as well as the wives of the state dignitaries to proceed to the Pengangunan Pengantin Diraja to invite Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah to the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana.

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah arrived at the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana flanked by Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, preceded by 40 Awang-Awang carrying the Sinipit or spears, followed by Juru Bini Dayang Hajah Rokiah and a Hulubalang Diraja carrying the Pemuras and Karga, as well as a Hulubalang Asgar carrying the Kalasak and Kampilan.

 

A Dian Tunggal was carried by a Dayang-Dayang ahead of Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah, accompanied by Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Manteri Bini Datin Paduka Dayang Hajah Aminah and Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Jawatan Bini Datin Paduka Dayang Hajah Siti.

 

As soon as Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah was seated, Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib that the Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja was ready to proceed.

 

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib in turn informed His Majesty that the proceedings were ready to commence.

 

His Majesty duly gave his consent for the ceremony to proceed.

 

The Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja commenced with the Zikir Syarafil Anam.

 

His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were invited to lead the Menculiki Bedak Diraja or Powder Anointing for Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah. At the same time, 17 cannon shots rang out, indicating the start of the ceremony.

 

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah; the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah then took their turn.

 

Next were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah.

 

This was followed by His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Yang Mulia Puan Hajah Mariam, Mother of Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah;

 

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel;

 

His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah;

 

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah;

 

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah;

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah;

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah;

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.

 

Also performing the Menculiki Bedak Diraja or Powder Anointing were Yang Mulia Awang Nabil Mahmoud Abdulkadir Al-Hashimi, father of the royal bridegroom-to-be and Yang Mulia Dayang Hana Mohamed Yonis, mother of the bridegroom-to-be.

 

Doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, the State Mufti.

 

Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna then sought consent to bring Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and leave the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana.

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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